Producer: Zurab Topuridze (Iberieli)
Region: Guria (Bukistsikhe)
Grapes: 95% Chkhaveri, 5% Skhilatubani and Jani
Alcohol level: 12%
Bottle size: 750ml
Serving temperature: 10-12 °C
Tasting notes: This wine has fruity tones of fresh persimmon and white currant blend with earthy tones on a light acidity.
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
- Maceration: Short - one week on grape berries and stems.
Aging: 8 months. Medium-bodied. Smokiness.
Iberieli is a family winery run by Zurab Topuridze with 7.5 ha of vineyards in the Guria Region of West Georgia and 5.5 ha in the Kakheti Region of East Georgia.
The name Iberieli – which was chosen by Zurab’s children – refers to the ancient people in the Caucasus who made wine several thousands of years ago; these people later became Georgians and are believed to be the inventors of Kvevri winemaking.
The family aims to maintain the authentic tradition of Kvevri winemaking in Georgia, producing unique natural wines from native grapes and setting standards and real examples for their counterparts and friends.